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is osteochondritis dissecans curable?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: This is something that you work on and take care of, but it doesn't get cured- it only gets controlled. How well controlled depends on how committed you are at treatment - usually physical therapy and exercises.
Answered on Feb 25, 2013
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